Thursday, 22 December 2011

Springing right out of Christmas!

With this fun Birthday card made by me (Caz) using one of the NEW Penny Black stamps ;)

I have also used some pretty papers from My Minds Eye, Pink Paisley Papers, Marianne English Rose, Woodware Grass Punch and a few other bits and pieces.

Was nice to break away from the Christmas card making :)


Thursday, 15 December 2011

The last one of the year!

The last Create & Take of the year! Suzi Q has created a lovely christmas card using the Blizten Stamps Set & Fern from Marianne Starry Garland.
Join us tomorrow at the shop for some mince piece & alchol free mulled wine and festive fun!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

A Winter Scene

Charry has created this beautiful winters scene card from the latest Marianne Dies using simple white & silver!

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Children In Need

Thank you to everyone that popped in yesterday to the shop and bought cakes, chocolates, biscuits & entered the raffle. We have raised over £100 and hopefully we will sell the remainder today so I will put the total once all the money has been counted.
We gave away 3 bags of craft goodies for the raffle and the lucky winners are:
Congragulations Ladies!

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Support Children In Need

Here are a few of the goodies we will be selling tomorrow at Crafts U Love for Children in Need. We will also be holding a raffle for lots of craft goodies so hopefully we will see you there!

Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Help Children In Need

We are holding a little event this Friday at our Shop to support Children in Need. From 10.30am we will be selling cakes & biscuits aswell as running our usual Create & Take so pop in for a cake & a cuppa! Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 10 November 2011

Create & Take Vintage Cars

Suzi Q has come up with another great card for Create & Take. She has used the new Marianne vintage cars and kraft, her favorite cardstock!

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Create & Take Just a Note...

Suzi Q has come up with another lovely card for this weeks Create & Take. She has used the gorgeous new stamp set from Kaisercraft - Bonjour range, new Maja Kitchen papers & the MS Cherish border punch.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Kids Halloween Fun

Today being a Wednesday in the school holidays means that I (Caz) get a chance to play with the kids and make a little create and take especially for the younger ones.  We decorated these cute little paper bags with the Mimi Halloween set, all the kids (and Mums and Grandmas) did a great job!

A simple design but I have to remember this is just little ones making this and also its a create and take and not a class.  Of course at the end of it they had to visit me at the till where "trick or treat" was chanted and maybe I found them something nice :)

Monday, 24 October 2011

NEC 2011

We are busy getting ready for the NEC. I can't believe how quickly it has come around. If you are visiting Hobby Crafts this year then pop over and see us at STAND D03 and say hello!

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Penny Black Elf

I've stamped a card for fun today and thought I would share here on the works blog as it is a Penny Black stamp that I got from work.  Its a very lovely Mo Manning Design from Penny Black and you can find it under the Penny Black section on the website.

I am loving all the new designers that Penny Black has on board and I cant
wait to see what else Mo has for us Penny Black fans.


Saturday, 22 October 2011

Create & Takes

Sorry I haven't posted for a while, it has been so busy sorting out our stock rooms and getting ready for the NEC which is only in 2 weeks. Here is this weeks Create & Take made with the new Magnolia 'Merry Christmas' sentiment, Marianne Poinsettia die & Jingle Bell Stamp Set.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Skater Boy

Suzi Q made this lovely easel card for last weeks Create and Take, using the Fleur De Lis Square Nestie, the new Marianne Skating Don Stamp & Bo Bunny Blast Off paper.

Monday, 10 October 2011

Christmas Bunting with Caz

This Wednesday I will be making bunting with the ladies on my class.  We still have a few places so why not come along.  You'll be making a very traditional red and green Christmas banner.  Lots of die cutting, glitter and a bit of stamping too.

Here are a couple of sneaky peeks!

Now the class has happened, here is the bunting

Thursday, 29 September 2011

New Paper Room & Classroom

Our new Paper Room & Classroom are now officially open at Crafts U Love! Our Class List is now available and classes are booking up quick so call soon to reserve your space. We are kicking off with Caz (The Bunting Queen!) and she will be making a beautiful Christmas Bunting so be sure not to miss this one. We are pround to annouce Jacqui Dennis who will be running some Copic Colour classes over the next couple of months. Caz & Jacqui make some amazing projects so click the links to see their blogs.
We would also like to welcome Karen Maccoy who has joined the Crafts U Love team. She is working Saturdays in the shop with Caz and Karen is a huge Cricut fan and anything Tim Holtzy. She will be taking a few classes next year so look out for those!

Saturday, 10 September 2011

Mimi Time

Inspired to use my Mimi by Sues lovely Mimi card yesterday.  The sparkle on her hat is created using "shaved ice".  All items of course available from the Crafts U Love shop.

I have used the lovely Cherish Martha Stewart punch on both sides.  This comes in a set with the edge and corner punch.

Righto, off to work now, pop along and see us.  We have some selected Penny Black stamps IN STORE ONLY for half price!!  (Does NOT include this Mimi though)   Oh and talking Mimi, I will be demonstrating these on 24th October along with other stamps too :)

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Mimi Deer!

This weeks cutie card was designed by Suzi Q using the new Mimi Deer stamp from Penny Black. She has used the new Christmas papers from Maja & glittered her with Crystal Glamour dust for some bling!

Thursday, 1 September 2011

Little Red Robin

Caz created this very cute little red robin card for Create & Take this week. She used the new Nellie Robin stamp that will be on the website over the weekend. (Lots of new products going on this weekend so keep your eyes peeled) and the new Bo Bunny Blitzen stripe paper with matching Bazzill.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Patchwork Dove

This past Friday Caz had a go at making the Create and Take card and here is what she came up with.  She used the Woodware Patchwork Dove stamp. This is a clear single stamp and great value for money.  They will be put onto the website very shortly.

Also used : Woodware Holly punch, Star Punch and Square Punch
and some lovely papers from Imaginisce.

Saturday, 20 August 2011


We made this cute Little bundle of joy card using the Penny Black Baby Hammock Stamp & Gingham Pink papers. We paper pieced the hammock and decoupaged the daises, teddy bear & butterfly. The 'Little Bundle of Joy' stamp is from Imaginisce and only 99p

Monday, 15 August 2011

Christmas is on the way!

I love this card made by Suzi Q. The colours are gorgeous & this Magnolia Noel Stamp is so versatile.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

More Demo Photos

At the shop Tracy was demonstrating the Silouette machine using vinyls & flock & Jacqui Dennis was demonstrating Magnolia stamps & Copic pens. Here are some photos...

As you can imagine some of the Magnolias Jacqui used are out of stock a the moment but they are due in this week.

Sunday, 31 July 2011

Baughan 5!

Tracy cleverly personalised Ben's T-Shirt using the Smooth & Flock adhesive on the Silhouette machine. He loves it!

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Demo Day

Finally here are some pictures of our Demo day down at the hall with Caz, Charry, Kim, Lindsay & Helen. Pictures of their cards to follow soon...